Temple mayoral election dispute (sorta) resolved

Over in Temple, Lester Harmon has withdrawn his appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court concerning a lower court ruling that dismissed his challenge of the 2009 mayoral election there.

Harmon challenged the November 2009 elections in which he lost to Ford by three votes, claiming that he had proof of at least six individuals who had cast ballots illegally by not being registered voters living within the city limits. He also charged that the Board of Elections and Registration had been made aware of some of those voters prior to the election by the voters themselves. He now says he has found as many as 18 illegal voters.

Though his appeal to the Supreme Court has been withdrawn, Harmon said he is pursuing other avenues. However, other than to say these avenues were through the judicial system, Harmon would not shed any further light on his intentions.

More here.


  1. polisavvy says:

    Do we know who withdrew the appeal and why? If he is in fact of valid proof, then why was it withdrawn? I can’t imagine what his other intentions/avenues would be. Any ideas?

    • polisavvy says:

      Thanks for the clarification about who dismissed the case. I tried to pull something up on it but was unable to find anything. It does make you wonder, doesn’t it? Unless, since the dismissal of the case, he was come across new evidence. If that is the case, and can be verified, then perhaps he could try again. I don’t have a dog in this fight. I’m just trying to find out details so I understand what’s going on.

    • GOPGeorgia says:

      The lower court dismissed and Harmon was appealing. I don’t know why Harmon dropped the appeal. I don’t have a favorite in this case other than I’d like to see justice done.

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